field trial definition by Webster's New World
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a competition in which the performance of hunting dogs is tested in the field
field trial definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A test for young, untried hunting dogs to determine their competence in pointing and retrieving. Often used in the plural.
- A trial of a new product in actual situations of use.